variants or bito tree
plural -s
: a small scrubby tree (Balanites aegyptiaca) that grows in dry regions of tropical Africa and Asia and has bark that yields a fish poison and seeds that yield a medicinal oil

called also desert date

see balanites

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“Bito.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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